International Completions: Going Global

If one were to write a musical about the revolution in unconventional resource development, it would be more “Oklahoma” than “Les Misérables” in that the majority of the resource development activity has occurred on U.S. and Canadian lands. With an all-star cast of high-performing players, starting with the Shale Boys led by Barnett and his brother Haynesville, a technology wildfire has blazed across the land and upset the global marketplace for more than a decade. There is seldom a day that goes by without some mention of the Permian Basin twins—Delaware and Midland—or the two-headed “Beast from the East” known as the Marcellus-Utica in the news or on the lips of interested investors.